Archive | December, 2010

VIDEO: Bangkok Countdown

  It is 31st of December in Thailand today and it is New Year Eve and since I live in Bangkok I would like to write about Bangkok New Year Eve a little bit. The biggest of countdown event in Bangkok happens in front of CentralWorld mall, The largest lifestyle shopping destination in Bangkok on Ratchaprasong road. […]

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Simple repitition of adjective

Hi everyone, One thing that Thai language is different from other languages is we use “reduplication” Reduplication (the repetition of a word, either in part or full) is another common method of modifying the meaning of adjectives in Thai. The two main forms of adjectival reduplication are simple repetition of the adjective and repitition of […]

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Facebook – Learn Thai with Mod

Hi everyone, Now you can also join us here for more Thai language tips; www.facebook.com/learnthaiwithmod

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Requests for information

Hi everyone, Basic reuests for information can be prefaced by “kŏr-tôot ” (excuse me) However, please always remind yourself to use polite particle for politenessas below: “kŏr-tôot kráp” for males. “kŏr-tôot kâ” for females. Example: kŏr-tôot kráp/kâ, hôrng-nám yùu tîi-năi kráp/ ká ขอโทษครับ/ค่ะ ห้องน้ำอยู่ที่ไหนครับ/คะ Excuse me, Where is the bathroom? kŏr-tôot kráp/kâ,  rót òrk  gìi moong kráp/ kâ ขอโทษครับ/ค่ะ รถออกกี่โมง Excuse me, what […]

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Learn Thai – Possessive pronouns & Possessive adjectives

Hi everyone, From my previous blogs you now know a lot of Thai pronouns, then let’s see how we form possessive pronouns. It is very easy 🙂 The possessive pronouns ‘mine’, ‘yours’, ‘his’, etc. are formed using the following; kŏrng + personal pronoun   mine = kŏrng chán (ของฉัน) yours = kŏrng kun (ของคุณ)   kŏrng […]

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More personal pronouns

  Hi everyone,   Let’s continue from my last blog about basic Thai pronouns:)   Thais will use much wider range of pronouns than those given in the last blog. Some of these are given below with an indication of whether they are specifically male (M) or female (F) pronouns and the context in which […]

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Personal pronouns : basics

Hi everyone, Thai has many more personal pronouns than English; age, social status, gender, the relationship between the speakers, the formality of the situation and individual personality all play a part in helping a Thai to decide the most appropriate way to refer to him/herself and address and refer to others in any situation. Kin […]

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VIDEO: Simple Yes/No Question

Hi everyone, After we learn how to say hello and greet now it is time to start some basic conversations. [1] Yes/no questions Statements are transformed into questions that require a simple yes/no question answer by adding the question particles to the end of the statement: มั้ย /mái/ (used spoken Thai) orไหม /măi/  (used in […]

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VIDEO: Thai Greeting

Hi everyone, From my last post we learned how to say hello in Thai, so let’s continue from there. Let’s begin your first Thai conversation with this nice and lovely greeting question . sà-baai-dii mái?  (สบายดีมั้ย?) means ‘How are you?‘ or to translate directly to English it means ‘Are you fine?‘ The  response to sà-baai-dii […]

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Make people love you with “polite particles”

Hi everyone, I understand that non-Thais sometimes feel that the polite articles don’t mean anything so you forgot to use it, or just think they are not important. Polite particles are added to the end of a sentence to show respect to the address and more importantly, it shows that you know how to speak […]

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